(Closed) more groomsmen than bridesmaids okay?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Girl did you just see my post about 6 BMs and 2 GMs?! Haha, I would be happy to have 5 and 4! I need to take my own advice here, but please only ask the people who are important to you to stand with you. I promise it won’t look weird in photos (I have seen SO many photos with uneven parties and I couldn’t even tell unless I counted!) Stick with your 4 girls if that is what will be less stressful for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sure, why not?  Your photographer will make it work – I promise! ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 5
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Don’t worry about it! We had 8 groomsmen and 4 bms and I don’t think it looked too bad at all. It was definitely worth it to keep it to just the ladies I’m close to.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We have 5 Groomsmen and 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man.  I think it will be fine.  I was worried about the uneven sides also, but I’m sure your photographer will know how to make things look great.  I wouldn’t add someone just to make them even.  It will be totally fine if it’s uneven.  That’s really common these days.

 

Post # 7
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1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think that’s totally fine – I’ve seen wedding parties with more skewed numbers and everything was fine, pictures, etc.  It will not look weird.  You’ll have one Bridesmaid or Best Man escorted by 2 Groomsmen if you’ve paired people up.  don’t ask someone just to make the numbers match!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

You’ll be fine.  More and more couples getting married have uneven numbers.  I’m lucky enough that we have an even number (just worked out that way), but many don’t.

Post # 9
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2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think it’s a big deal. I’m having 4 bridesmaids, and my Fiance is having 3 groomsmen.

Post # 10
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893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@pandaboo:  That’s going to be me!  But in my case, my bridesmaids will have 2 groomsmen each.

Post # 11
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198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had 3 BMs and he had 4 Groomsmen, my in laws asked a couple of times who I was going to ask to be my 4th and I just told them that I had already asked the people I wanted to stand up with me. As far as pictures it was fine, when my photog paired us off one of my girls got to pose with 2 of the guys. Since my husband’s dad was his best man we had him walk in with his young nephews who were our ringbearers but we could have also doubled up and had him help another Groomsmen escort one of my girls down the aisle. Bottom line- only include the people you feel closest to and don’t feel pressured to add another Bridesmaid or Best Man just so the numbers will match!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m also having 6 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen… I COULD ask another friend but at the end of the day, the 6 girls I picked are my closest friends and the 7th would only be an acquaintance, so we are going to just make it work. My photographer knows ahead of time so she has already came up with a few ideas to add in our extra guy! ๐Ÿ™‚ It will be perfect – and of course, the less stress, the better!!

Post # 14
Hostess
4663 posts
Honey bee

Go for it girl. Just think how lucky one of the Bridesmaid or Best Man gets to be with a guy on each arm! My FH walked 2 girls down the aisle at his friend’s wedding!

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